BrewDog’s Climate Awareness Billboard Banned

A billboard which states F*** You CO2  with the middle of the first word blocked by a can of BrewDog IPA has been banned in Scotland by the Advertising Standards Authority. After receiving more than a score of complaints the ASA determined it was offensive. BrewDog has an established goal of becoming Carbon negative as its part in fighting climate change. It should be noted that any form of fermentation emits CO2 regardless of its production for beer, wine or spirits. Of course it’s also the gas used to carbonate

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On November 28, 1728, the Boston Newsletter listed a scheme of expenses for the average family including the amount of money the family should set aside “…4 Small Beer for the Whole Day Winter and Summer….” Sometimes the Good Old Days were indeed good. 2021 Beer Fest VIP tickets on sale now at MBBF.org  https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530    

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Beer Fest with no Crowd?

  What would it be like to enter the Beer Fest in Idaho Falls without the thousands of beer drinkers? You can find out June 5, 2021. Simply purchase one of the very limited VIP tickets that’ll get you in at 11 a.m. – a full hour before the General Admission tickets. Go the main page and select tickets or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530  

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I’ve been dreaming about waffles for 1800 miles….

The movie Tin Cup would have dreamed even more if they had known there’d be a Waffle House beer. The ever-open breakfast cathedral has entered an agreement with Georgia’s Oconee Brewing of Greensboro to produce “Bacon & Kegs”, described as a red ale with an aroma of bacon designed to entice carnivorous fans of breakfast. However, beware of its bite, perhaps not the best choice for a morning’s repast, it packs a respectable alcohol content of 6.5%. Look for news on Black Friday for the 2021 Beer Fest in Idaho

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Coca Cola Beer?

After the repeal of prohibition Coca Cola seriously considered entering the Beer business but finally decided against it. Now they’ve reversed that decision – sort of. Their entry is via the hard seltzer segment and they’ve done it through a distribution agreement with Molson-Coors. The product is their recent acquisition of the hard Topo Chico mineral water which has already launched in Mexico and Brazil. Want to enter the 2021 Beer Fest an hour before the crowd? Look for the upcoming Black Friday Sale. Copyright Gregg Smith – his latest

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This Day In Beer History

On this day in 1775, the Marine Corps was formed in Tun Tavern of Philadelphia. Recruitment was aided through buying the newly signed Marine a beer in the friendly confines of the tavern; once located on Front Street between Walnut and Chestnut. A fine branch of the US Navy, the Marine Corps has diligently protected the country for 245 years; buying a Marine a beer today would be a good way to say thanks. BTW Marine veterans count – once a Marine…   always a Marine. Semper Fi. Look for news

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Guinness Alcohol Free Stout:

First the pandemic, then forced Pub closures, and now a zero alcohol Guinness? You can almost hear the anguished cry across Ireland ‘What new hell is this’. The result of a four-year development effort the company brews and ferments in the usual process, then removes the alcohol in a cold filtration, which the brewery claims has no effect on the taste. It will first debut in 440 ml cans (just shy of 15 ounces). Marketed in a 4 pack, it’s expected to sell for about six dollars. A draught version

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On November 3, 1601 England was considering a limitation on the number of operating taverns. Sir George Moore spoke up for the common person, arguing, “An Inn is a man’s inheritance, and they set great rates and therefore, not to be taken away from any particular man.” Look for news on the return of Beer Fest in Idaho Falls June 5, 2021 Copyright Gregg Smith – author American Beer History available on Amazon

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Death and Taxes – a Story of Beer

Sharp witted Benjamin Franklin once observed there are two guarantees in life – death and taxes. Simple, but irrefutable, that statement touches us all. Franklin’s two constants apply to everything we love, fear, anticipate, dread and enjoy – including beer. From ancient times to present, bee, like humankind, has never escaped far from those shadowy twins, the Taxman and the Grim Reaper. From the civilizations of antiquity, history’s earliest records tell the tale again and again of death taxes and beer. In the beginning, brewers of the Fertile Crescent helped

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